The U.S. embargo against Cuba, which has been in place more than 50 years, won’t be stopping a group of Oregon students from traveling there for a study abroad program this June.
As many veterans transition to campus life after serving their country, Portland State aims to honor their sacrifices by providing a new Veteran’s Resource Center that is set to launch this spring.
How far will Portland State reach to promote the value of diversity? PSU recently teamed up with the U.S. State Department to bring Vietnamese and American business professionals together. The two-year initiative, called the Professional Fellows Program, helps make the roughly 7,500 miles between Portland and Vietnam seem a little shorter.
Is it possible for a business to see substantial growth and also reduce its waste to almost nothing? Community Environmental Services at Portland State says it is, and New Seasons Market is doing it.
Some students see the Senior Capstone program as simply a requirement for graduating, but the program also provides students the opportunity to truly embody Portland State’s motto: “Let Knowledge Serve the City.” Like any other potentially life-changing endeavor, preparation is key.
The last major renovation at Portland State’s Branford P. Millar Library, which is being used now more than ever, was back at the turn of the century.
Still need to purchase books before spring term gets into full swing? With a new website called Book Supply Co., 60 seconds is more than enough time to find the best last-minute deals on required textbooks.
Reintegrating veterans into civilian life has been both challenging and puzzling for quite some time, but now researchers at Portland State have an opportunity to look at ways to make that transition easier.
College students rarely grasp the full potential of their opportunities. But one Portland State student, originally from Zimbabwe, sees her opportunity as a stepping-stone toward achieving the American dream. “I want to be a talk show host,” Zanele Mutepfa declared with a confident but humble smile. She’s a junior at PSU and studying communication is the first step toward realizing that goal.
With the aid of Portland State professor Natan Meir, a new museum funded by the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia recently opened in Moscow to international acclaim.
Now more than ever, a sea of new authors is looking for potential readers. Without help, even some of the best contemporary writing could remain undiscovered. A local grassroots project called Late Night Library is changing the tide by introducing debut published work to larger audiences. This spring marks the two-year anniversary of the growing organization. Candace Opper, a Portland State alumna, is at the forefront of the effort.